Armé le plus souvent d’ instruments hérités de ses ancêtres Ekang, l’homme de Cultures s’abandonne à l’énergie des sons, des mots. La musique au corps, il laisse vibrer, danser en lui, Rythmes, Vibrations, sensations…
Il reste ouvert à toute proposition de collaboration artistique.
– Son projet musical Abakuya est une collaboration avec un talentueux artiste australien Jimi Sofo.
Francois Essindi is a Cameroonian musician. He plays traditional instruments – String Instruments (Mvet, Ngomo) traditional harps
– Wind instruments (flutes pygmees leaves Arc-a mouth …) – Percussion Instrument: nkul (Tam tam call), Ngom (long drum), Djembe …) – Body’s Instrument (Shell snail and hazelnut).
Form has all the Cameroon National François is also comedian and having attended numerous courses by billais Goethe Institute of Yaounde and the French Cultural Centre in Yaounde.
Professional comedian, Francois has worked with several theater companies in Cameroon and a long affair with the theatrical company Eyala pena, a company of itinerant theater. Music score, François always works projects. His first musical project Otoulbaka: http://www.myspace.com/otoulbak aa represents the Cameroon has several venues and festivals between 1980 and 2001 Since 2003, the company Comedien Needless theater of the city of Amiens, Francois n. did not loose his dream of promotionner traditional instruments Ekang culture ….
In 2005, he made a Abakuya grace musical project meeting in Switzerland with an Australian bassist (Jimi Sofo) http://www.myspace.com/abakuya; http://www.reverbnation.com/abakuya From this project will be born two disc including: – Primitive love in 2008 (13 tracks) – Ep Abakuya in 2010 (06 titles)
His musicality is influenced by traditional music Ekang.
In order that is given to promote the culture and instruments Ekang endangered. Francois makes a Paris instruments (Mvet) to stabilize them, make them credible and share them to the greatest number.
He goes and meet the artists and instruments of modernity to share its experience and its culture to the greatest number. It is this meeting that will be born the project:
« MINSILI Ekang’s School-Group» Group Members and Roles:
Francois Essindi / Cameroon: Vocals, harp and percussion
Leilla Renaud / France: Bass guitar
Manu Pollet / France: Battery
Xavier Lauretta / France: Bass Guitar
John the Henaff / France: Bass guitar
Francois works with different artists in different projects. (Painters, Musicians, performers …)
Brice Wassy (Cameroon) Madesheerkhan (France), Caroline Chive (France) Hilaire Penda (Cameroon), Riad Abdelgawad (Egypt); Florence SOISSONG (France), Claudine Francois (France) … and many more.
Francois also offers workshops on musical rhythm, storytelling.
– Abakuya Ep en 2010
Plus d’infos sur http://www.abakuya.net